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It was an event that would shake the world--literally. In 1846 Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, paving the way for such modern marvels as the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, and Mt. Rushmore.
Accidental Inventions examines the stories behind 10 extraordinary inventions, using historical photographs, 3D graphics, and interviews with professors and professionals from the FBI to the U.S. Air Force.
See how a cocklebur became Velcro, or how a mysterious laboratory accident created Teflon.
Did you know Cellophane was a failed tablecloth? Or that stainless steel was literally discovered in a scientist's junk pile?
Accidental Inventions will delight and entertain as it explores these and other inventions, teaching us that sometimes the most important things are curiosity and an open mind.
01 Microwave Oven
02 How Does a Microwave Cook Food
03 Are Microwaves Dangerous
04 The Proximity Fuse
05 Avoiding Radar Waves - The B-2 Stealth Bomber
06 Post-It Notes
07 Scotch Tape's Accidental Origins
08 Ether Anesthesia
09 Inside a Modern Anesthesia Simulator
10 Stainless Steel
11 How Tough is Stainless Steel
13 How Dangerous is White Phosphorus
14 The 1888 Match Factory Strike
15 Match Factory Horrors - Phossy Jaw
16 Invention of the Matchbook
18 Super Glue Fuming
19 Fingerprinting Today
22 How is Dynamite Made